Monthly Archives: June 2015

Product Launch: Roger Dubuis Announces the Hommage Millésime Pocket Watches, A Series Of One Of A Kind Timepieces

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Roger Dubuis has just shared with us the beginning of a most interesting project and one that will undoubtedly attract a good deal of attention, as well as, perhaps, a bit of controversy. This is the Hommage Millésime project. The name means, approximately, Vintage Homage, and the idea is to take very high grade and complicated movement […]

Cousteau and the Timepieces of the Calypso team

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Yesterday we gave a view into the world of diving watches, and specifically the very beginning (check it here). While today’s dive watches are mainly used for ‘desk-diving’ – as collectors refer to the wrist time that their dive watches get in the office – and hardly get in contact with the salty sea water […]

Cousteau and the Timepieces of the Calypso team

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Yesterday we introduced you to the history of  and the crucial role that Jacques-Yves Cousteau and his team played in the development of diver watches (see here). The second installment focussed on the diver watches that were actually used by Jacques-Yves Cousteau and is team in the 1960’s (click here), and now we’re going to show you the watches […]

Hands-On: The Omega Globemaster Master Chronometer

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The Omega Globemaster was one of the most talked-about watches at Baselworld, for a somewhat peculiar reason: its fluted bezel, which prompted not a few enthusiasts to grumble that Omega was copying Rolex.  The objection holds up poorly under even cursory scrutiny; Omega has used fluted bezels extensively in the past, including on a number […]

Collecting The First Swiss Quartz Movement: 5 Beta-21 Watches To Look For

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If you haven’t noticed, it’s quartz week here at HODINKEE. Earlier this week our resident watchmaker, Aaron, wrote about the Girard Perregaux caliber 350, and Jack wrote about the Grand Seiko Quartz SGBX061. But what about other collectible “quartz” watches, like the Beta 21 movement, on the market today? The history of quartz is a complex and lengthy one, so I will […]

Introducing: The Ressence Type 1 V Genesis, An “Unfinished” Watch Celebrating Five Years Of #NoHands

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Ressence, the horological startup, has released a limited edition run of their Type 1 timepiece to commemorate their fifth anniversary. The Type 1 V Genesis will be released in a run of only five pieces. Each watch will contain parts taken directly off the production line, presenting a design philosophy that promises a clear graphic aesthetic for the 21st Century. […]

In-Depth: Hands-On With The Ressence 1003 (Live Pics Video)

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We’ve shown you the high-design watches from Ressence before, and have even been fortunate enough to film an explanation by designer Benoit Mintiens, but only now were we able to get our hands on one for long enough to give it a full once-over. After some time wearing it around New York City, here are […]

Hands-On: With Three New Ressence Type 1 Configurations

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The Ressence Type 1 has gained three new configurations for its sophomore year, and we went hands-on with each today in Basel. The Type 1 was introduced just last year, after a long gestation period as the Type 1001 (which we first showed you here). This year, it takes another step into maturity not only with […]